Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours.
I’m so excited to see my little Megan.
We are going to miss our Joshua. But we will for sure get some face time in with him. I am having my sister and brother-in-law; Jackie and Mark, nephew Jarred, Jennifer, Megan, and a dear friend Sheila join us this year. I’m looking forward to having them all here with us this year. I hope everyone has a day filled with food, fun, and family. I love you all!
I just wanted to say that I’m sorry for the confusing post yesterday. I don’t think that some of you realized that the majority of the post was from a post from November 16, 2011 (5 years ago). So I thought I would let you all know there are only two things from that post that have changed about me.
- My hair is not brown and long and
- My glasses are not the same.
I decided about 3 years ago to let my hair go gray and I wanted it very short. I always had lots of thick long hair and I have had lots of different hair styles in my lifetime, but now that I have gone gray and short I don’t plan on going back to long hair or dying it either. That’s just my decision and I love the ease of it. I also decided to start wearing funky glasses. I think they fit my personality better. (I just love my sister and loved this photo of us taken at my nieces baby shower.)
On the other hand all of the seven things about my crochet addiction are still the same on this day in November 2016. Just saying!
Anyway, I received this little saying in an email today and thought it was perfect for today:
Life is Short, Break the Rules – Forgive Quickly, Kiss Slowly – LOVE Truly – Laugh Uncontrollably and NEVER Regret Anything that makes you Smile 🙂!!!
And thanks to all who stop by to read my ramblings, it makes my heart happy and makes me Smile! So go out there and do all of these things but most of all Smile!!!!!
My friend Susie and I were talking the other day about how she obsesses over having a crochet project with her at all times. She said, “Tamara I think I’m addicted to crochet.” We talked a little more about it and then we laughed, but when she left I started asking myself these questions:
- What’s the first thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning? Do you think about the crochet project that you left undone the night before? I would have to say yes, I do.
- What’s the first thing you think about grabbing as you are leaving the house? Is it several projects and all your hooks? I would have to say yes, I do. (I’m always afraid that if I don’t take several projects, I’ll finish one and then I will have extra time that I will have idol hands.)
- Do you crochet on a project until the last minute before rushing out the door to go to work? I would have to say yes I do.
- Do you rush through your lunchtime meal in order to have the most amount of your hour left to crochet on that exciting project that you started the night before, and crochet up until the last few seconds of your lunch hour and sometimes you’re almost or have been late to allow the person at the front desk to take their lunch break? I would have to say yes, I’m guilty.
- Do you seek out small or large groups of people that like to crochet so that you can be inspired by them and just talk about crochet? I would have to say yes I do.
- Do you spend hours upon hours on the computer seeking out inspiration for your next crochet project and then can’t remember half the websites you have visited? I would have to say yes I do.
- You get all antsy and grouchy if you haven’t crocheted all day. I am so guilty on this one and I would say yes I do.
I know there are more than 7 instances of me being addicted to my crochet hobby; but I can’t remember all of them all at once, so let’s not go there.
Ok, here’s what my hobby (addiction) has produced in the last two days:
two cute earflap hats,
One KU Jayhawks earflap hat, two washcloths (sorry, no picture of the washcloths because I needed to continue to crochet)
I did stop crocheting long enough to create this cool order form and worked 2-8 hour shifts at my real job. I had to create the new order form for the crocheted hats because…….
I got orders for 11 more yesterday. I’m still not sure whether this crochet thing is an addiction or hobby but all I know is that I have to crochet. Which one do you think it is? This was taken from an original post that was written on November 16, 2011.
No matter how hard I try I can’t seem to kick this crochet addiction even on this November 16, 2016. How about you? What is your craft addiction?
On this day a five years ago I received the phone call that I never wanted to hear. Although we had expected it any day since my Daddy’s heart was so weak after he had suffered a heart attack and a stroke on April 15, 2000, relearned how to walk, drive, dress himself, survived 7 bypass surgery, bouts of congestive heart failure, and a pacemaker put in; it didn’t make it any easier when Jackie called me to break the news that our Daddy had passed away. I think it was harder because we had lost our brother not even a year before?
After I got the news and as I was driving to be with my Mom, sister, and brothers; I started thinking about all the things that we had done throughout the summer. I remembered Jackie and I had taken my Mom and Daddy to Greensburg to see the town that had been almost completely destroyed by a tornado.
Or the time that I took them to Joshua’s plays,
or the time that we took them to Illinois for my Daddys’ last visit there not even a month before his passing.
I felt very lucky that I was able to spend some quality time with my Daddy before he went to Heaven to be with our brother Dean. I hope you all enjoy some of the photos here as I did when I went through them. I loved my Daddy and felt like he could do anything;
and me in my insecure way wondered if he was ever proud of me, but deep down when I look at this photo I know he was.
I was truly blessed to have such a good man as my Daddy and can only hope when I grow old that my children think the same about me. I still remember his favorite song, “Chain of Love”. I try to remember the words of the song when I help other people out like my Daddy always did, “don’t let the chain of love end with you.” I love you all and hope that you hug your Daddy’s extra long today if they are near you or give him a call to tell him how much you love him.
Here’s one last chance to get into the Cap it Off Topper Sweater class on Saturday, October 15 and 29, 2016 from 1:30-3:30 in Newton at Creation Station. You can find the pattern here. It’s a free pattern and what I love about it is that it is written for sizes from Small to 5X. Of course Catherine has a couple of really good yarns that you can use to make your sweater. Please call her at (316) 772-0883 to get signed up.